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19 May 2019 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2.4 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Comoros Red Crescent Society (CoRC) to deliver assistance to some 20,000 people for 12 months, in Grande Comore, Moheli, and Anjouan Islands with a focus on Shelter and Household items (HH items); Community Based Health and First aid (CBHFA); Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Protection and Gender and Inclusion (PGI).

08 May 2019 description

Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros

Moroni, 7 May 2019 - Category 4 Hurricane Kenneth struck the Union of the Comoros on 24 April 2019. At the request of the Government, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), coordinates the efforts of national partners, the United Nations system, civil society and bilateral partners to assist the affected populations.

30 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• An estimated 45,000 people have been affected by Cyclone Kenneth, which hit Comoros on 24 April. Initial estimates indicate seven people died, over 200 people were wounded, and 20, 000 people displaced.

• Almost 80 per cent of farms are destroyed, which will have a significant impact as agriculture is the main economic sector of the country. An estimated 63 per cent of crop plants and 35 per cent of cash crops have been destroyed.

29 Apr 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

During the night of Wednesday 24th to Thursday 25th April 2019, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth went at its closest to the Comoros archipelago, mainly affecting the island of Grand Comore (crossing the island) and causing subsequent flooding in Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan islands of Union of Comoros.

27 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Union of Comoros faced a tropical cyclone - Kenneth - which landed on 24 April in the north Ngazidja Island.

  • UNICEF, along with the Government and humanitarian partners are providing an immediate response to support those affected by the cyclone.

  • A multi-sectoral Rapid Needs Assessment was initiated on 25 April with key stakeholders, including UNICEF staff. This will enable the identification of immediate needs and better indicate those sectors worst affected.

26 Apr 2019 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview Highlights:

Humanity Road activated the disaster desk at a Yellow Level 2 to monitor impacts to Comoros from Cyclone Kenneth. . According to UNOSAT the entire population of Comoros (758,339) is within the cyclones reach. GDACS issued an orange alert for the cyclone. Flooding due to heavy rains is expected to increase with winds reaching up to 130mph. The storm is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania.

Situation Overview

25 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 24 April, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, a category 1 storm (speeds of up to 110 kph) is expected to impact on the Union of Comoros.

  • An estimated 150, 000 people mainly north and east of the island of Grande Comore are under threat. There is a high risk of flooding over the whole territory and particularly on the island of Anjouan.

  • Of those in need, 67,800 are children and 41,800 women.

25 Apr 2019 description

JTWC Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE 24S (KENNETH), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 44 NM NORTHWEST OF COMOROS ISLAND, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 06 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED (EIR) SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS A PERSISTENT PINHOLE EYE AND STRONG CONVECTION SURROUNDING THE EYEWALL.THE INITIAL POSITION IS BASED WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE ON THE EYE IN THE EIR IMAGERY.THE INITIAL INTENSITY OF 115 KTS IS BASED ON THE 242345Z AUTOMATED DVORAK TECHNIQUE ESTIMATE OF T6.0 (115 KTS), IN AGREEMENT WITH THE FMEE DVORAK CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATE OF T6.0, BUT BELOW THE PGTW AND KNES ESTIMATES OF …

24 Apr 2019 description

JTWC Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 24S (KENNETH), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 197 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF COMOROS ISLAND, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE SYSTEM HAS MOSTLY MAINTAINED OVERALL CONVECTIVE SIGNATURE WITH A SLIGHTLY DEEPER CENTRAL CONVECTION.THE INITIAL POSITION IS BASED ON THE MICROWAVE EYE FEATURE IN THE 232158Z ATMS PASS WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE.THE INITIAL INTENSITY OF 65 KNOTS IS BASED ON THE DVORAK ESTIMATES OF T4.0/65KTS FROM PGTW AND KNES.UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS INDICATES THE CYCLONE IS IN AN AREA OF LIGHT …